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Lateral Transfers:

 

Compensation for Utah P.O.S.T. Certification and Experience:

Officers with Utah POST Certification who have 0 - 2 years Law Enforcement field experience will receive a certification compensation of $3,000 dollars once hired.  Officers with 3 or more years Law-Enforcement field experience will receive a certification compensation of $6,000 dollars once hired.

Starting Rank (Police Officer I, II, or III) and Salary based upon experience:

Starting wages are adjusted to reflect years of Law-Enforcement field experience, qualifications, and training, up to 100% of Police Officer Level 3, depending upon qualifications.

Entry level employees can reach 100% of their pay range in 5 years.  Any employee at 100% of their compensation rate can receive merit increases each year thereafter, until they reach 120% of their pay range, at 2% per year.  (see pay Rank / Wage Range Chart)



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Rank Years Experience 80%  Annual   /   Hourly Wage 100% Annual   /   Hourly Wage 120%  Annual   /   Hourly Wage
Police Officer Lvl 1 0 - 2 $41,666   /   $20.03 $52,082   /   $25.04 $62,498   /   $30.05
Police Officer Lvl 2 2 - 5 $48,320   /   $23.23 $60,400   /   $29.04 $72,480   /   $34.85
Police Officer Level 3 3/5 + $50,766   /   $24.41 $63,457   /   $30.51 $76,148   /   $36.61


Already have your certification in Utah, or another State?

If you are currently certified as a Police Officer in the State of Utah, regardless of your level of experience, you can apply for a career with the St. George Police Department by selecting the "Available Police Department Positions" at the bottom of the page. 

If you are certified as a Police Officer in another state, you can still apply for a career with the St. George Police Department.  If selected for a hiring list, or to begin the pre-employment background investigation, you will need to obtain a waiver from Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training.  Once you have obtained a Utah Police Police Officer Certification, we will proceed with the pre-employment hiring processes.

If we aren't currently accepting applications, you will have the option of submitting your information for future contact.  We will notify you when applications are being accepted.



St. George Police Department - Career Options for Certified vs. Non-Certified Applicants:



Haven't obtained a Police Officer Certification yet?

If you are looking to start your career in law-enforcement and have not obtained any certifications yet, the St. George Police Department may provide the opportunity for you to obtain that certification as a full-time employee.  These opportunities are available periodically and typically are open for applications for a brief period of time.  The application and interview process are used to create a hiring list and applicants enter the                 pre-employment process as positions become available.

If we aren't currently accepting applications, you will have the option of submitting your information for future contact.  We will notify you when applications are being accepted.





Patrol Division

The Patrol Division has 54 sworn officers, Patrol Officers and supervisors, who work four 10 hour shifts.  The Division is broken into 6 squads consisting of Day, Swing, and Grave Shifts working Sunday through Wednesday or Wednesday through Saturday.  The "Common Wednesday" is used for Department training and for focused enforcement and special projects, when training is not scheduled.  

Once officers have 12 months of law-enforcement field experience, not including time spent in field training, they are eligible to apply for transfer to other primary assignments (Bike Patrol, Motors, Investigations, etc) or to become a member of a specialized unit (Accident Reconstruction, Crisis Negotiation, SWAT, etc).  

 



Motor / Traffic Unit

The Motor Squad, and Traffic Unit, fall within the Special Enforcement Division.  Motor Officers focus on reducing traffic collisions through education and enforcement of traffic laws.  They focus on high traffic areas as well as areas requiring special focus.  Their proactive work reduces collisions in those areas and enhances the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

Officers assigned to the Traffic Unit also receive enhanced training in accident investigation and reconstruction.  If not assigned to a motor, members of the Traffic Unit will work from vehicles.  In addition to proactive patrol and education focusing on traffic issues, they are tasked with investigating traffic collisions. 

Traffic collisions involving serious injuries, potentially fatal and fatal accidents, are investigated by the Accident Reconstruction Team in conjunction with Detectives from the Investigations Division.  







School Resource officer

The Washington County School District and the St. George Police Department have had a long standing relationship, with officers being assigned to specific schools, spanning more than 30 years.  The program is well established and has proven to be beneficial, not only for the District and Police Department but also for the students and their family members.  During the school year, SROs report to duty at their school and typically work during school hours.  They are also responsible for security during on-campus events (basketball games, dances, etc).  When school is not in session, SROs either take time off or report to other Police Divisions for break and/or summer assignments.  Those may include, Traffic/Motors, Bike Patrol, Investigations, or assisting with Patrol Staffing.  The SROs really enjoy their assignment and tend to stay in that role for several years, they find it very fulfilling and challenging.